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Jul 27 13:03

SARAH HUCKABEE ADMITTED SOMETHING HUGE THAT HAS JOURNALISTS IN TEARS

Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened up her White House press briefing by telling reporters about her life. She’s a working mother and is the first mother in history to hold the job. What she said in this video is tugging at heartstrings across the nation.

Jul 27 12:48

U.S. Backed SDF Launches Artillery Strike Against Syrian Army

By Brandon Turbeville

America’s Kurdish/Arab terrorist brigades are so intent on “defeating ISIS” that they don’t seem to be able to stop themselves from attacking the forces that are actually defeating ISIS...

Jul 27 12:30

Iran poised to launch rocket into space, as North Korea readies another missile test, US officials say

Two enemies of America are poised for upcoming rocket launches, two senior U.S. officials told Fox News, with another North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch expected as soon as Wednesday night and Iran on the verge of sending its own vehicle into space.

Iran's Simorgh space-launch vehicle is believed to be carrying a satellite, marking the second time in more than a year that Tehran has attempted to put an operational satellite into orbit -- something the Islamic Republic has never done successfully, according to one of the officials who has not authorized to discuss a confidential assessment.

Iran's last space launch in April 2016 failed to place a satellite into orbit, the official said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the conspiratorial tone of the article, as though there is a "linkage" between North Korea and Iran, because "North Korea and Iran have long been accused of sharing missile technology", an accusation which cannot be proven at this point.

Iran absolutely should NOT be looked at as an enemy; this is only happening because Israel sees it as an "existential threat" whose current government must, ultimately, be wiped off the face of the earth (using only American blood and American money, of course!).

Were it not for this poisonous sentiment, taken from a completely overblown, and thoroughly disingenuous representation of Iran's regional "threat" by Israel's government to that of the government of the US, Iran would be a natural trading partner for the US.

The IAEA has stated that Iran is in absolute, full compliance of the P5+1 accord.

The sanctions placed against Iran are stupid, counterproductive, and punitive; punishing Iran for doing something (like developing defensive missiles, which was NEVER a part of the P5+1 agreement) is not a way to get the country back to the negotiating table on other issues.

The sanctions placed against North Korea are about the same, and will only hasten that country's development of a guided, steerable nuclear device, which can get to where it is aiming.

Sometimes, I look at what the Federal government is doing and it (very painfully) reminds me; just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could be doing, is utterly no guarantee that it will not do it!!

Jul 27 12:17

Top U.S. Military Officer Says Transgender Soldier Policy Won't Change – Yet

This Marine is insubordinate. It isn't up to Dunford or Mattis. They have been given the Order by the President and refuses to carry it out.

(WASHINGTON) — The nation's top military officer says U.S. policy on transgender individuals serving in uniform has not — and will not — change until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives the president's policy direction and Mattis determines how to implement it.

Gen. Joseph Dunford is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dunford made the statement in a note Thursday to all service chiefs, commanders and enlisted military leaders.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the note.

Jul 27 12:03

The Dying Corporate Media And Their Hypocrisy! – Michael Rivero Interview

Michael Rivero is our special guest today, we will discuss the current situation with the Trump Administration and possibility of Hilary Clinton returning for 2020.

As the people wake up to the lies and hypocrisy of the Corporate Media and Governments across the Globe we talk about what is next and the outcome of the Elites if we have a system reset.

Jul 27 11:53

Meet Tally: The Grocery Stocking Robot About To Eradicate 1,000's Of Minimum Wage Jobs

Amazon wiped out billions of dollars worth of grocery store market cap last month when they announced plans to purchase Whole Foods. The announcement sent shares of Kroger, Wal-Mart, Sprouts, and Target, among others, plunging... (WMT -4%, TGT -5.5%, SFM -7.6%, KR -12%).

But, as we pointed out back in May, well before Amazon's decision to buy Whole Foods, Amazon's success in penetrating the traditional grocery market was always a matter of when, not if. Concept stores, like Amazon Go, already exist that virtually eliminate the need for dozens of in-store employees which will allow them to generate higher returns at lower price points than traditional grocers. And, with grocery margins averaging around 1-2% at best, if Amazon, or anyone for that matter, can truly create smart stores with no check outs and cut employees in half they can effectively destroy the traditional supermarket business model.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With retail, manufacturing, and other traditional jobs becoming so automated, it is critical to give people an education for jobs which will actually exist when they graduate from high school and/or college.

Jul 27 11:49

TSA To Enact Stricter Electronic Screenings At All US Airports

Airport screenings are about to become even stricter for people traveling with electronic devices larger than a mobile phone. The US Transportation Security Administration plans to enforce additional rules aimed at items such as tablets and e-readers.

Jul 27 11:03

Gun Grabbing Councilman Confronts Veteran, INSTANTLY Regrets It

Gun Grabbing Councilman Confronts Veteran, INSTANTLY Regrets It

Watch this and then applaud the Mayor, but if you have a chance, hiss the Council member and expose this self-serving council member who is ignorant of laws he had sworn to hold up the law.

This is a good representation of the kind of people we find in city councils and other places.

The council member is one grand jerk.
The mayor, on the other hand is excellent.
There is hope for sanity to prevail.

Jul 27 10:16

'Get Her iPad For Imran': Wikileaks Email Connects Nancy Pelosi to Imran Awan

Wikileaks' Julian Assange dug up an interesting leaked email showing Debbie Wasserman Schultz's crooked former IT aide Imran Awan may be connected to Nancy Pelosi.

Awan was caught attempting to flee the US on Monday night and transfer around $300,000 to his house in Pakistan after an investigation by The Daily Caller found the FBI seized a host of smashed up hard drives from his home.

Jul 27 09:59

Mississippi Cop Shoots & Kills Man While Serving Warrant At Wrong House

The family of a man fatally shot by a Southaven police officer dispute the police claim that the man was pointing a gun at law enforcement. Officers had been attempting to serve an arrest warrant at the wrong house.

Ismael Lopez, 41, and his wife, Claudia Linares, were asleep when they were woken by Southaven Police Department cruisers parked in front of their house on Sunday around 11:30pm. Linares told WMC that Lopez went to answer the door when she heard three shots fired. By the time she got to Lopez, he was already dead.

Jul 27 09:46

US Nukes in Turkey Not Secure, Former US Defense Officials Say

Ex-Pentagon officials have called for the US to pull its nuclear weapons from Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base as tensions linger between Washington and Ankara.
Joseph Cirincione, president of the nonproliferation and anti-war Ploughshares Fund nonprofit, told Stars and Stripes that the Turkish base was the "worst place possible to be keeping"roughly 50 of Washington’s nukes.

A Turkish special forces policeman stands guard in front the damaged building of the police headquarters which was attacked by the Turkish warplanes during the failed military coup last Friday, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cirincione said there are B61 gravity bombs stored at Incirlik, the maximum yield of which has 10 times the power of the bomb Washington dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

Officials have also suggested relocating the 2,500 US troops currently housed at the base.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The questions are, how will the US get these nuclear weapons out of Turkey, if Erdogan refuses to return physical custody of those weapons to the US government?!?

And will Erdogan allow the 2500 US military on this base to leave?!?

Erdogan is going to demand some kind of "quid pro quo" for these steps to be taken, and they may well involve repatriating the Imam Gulen from the United States to Turkey, as Erdogan believes this man was complicit in the failed coup of last year.

Fethullah Gulen

Jul 27 09:32

GOOGLE REVEALED AN ISRAELI SPYWARE COMPANY THAT HAS QUIETLY SOLD ITS WARES FOR YEARS

Researchers claim to have uncovered a new Android spying tool linked to a relatively unknown Israeli company. The findings come as part of ongoing investigations by the researchers into commercial, surveillance-focused malware, and suggest that a booming mobile spyware industry shows no sign of slowing down.

Jul 27 09:27

Germaine Greer: Transgender women are 'not women' - BBC Newsnight

Jul 27 09:24

100,000 PAGES OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SECRETS GATHERED DUST IN AN OREGON BARN FOR DECADES — UNTIL NOW

FOR DECADES, SOME of the dirtiest, darkest secrets of the chemical industry have been kept in Carol Van Strum’s barn. Creaky, damp, and prowled by the occasional black bear, the listing, 80-year-old structure in rural Oregon housed more than 100,000 pages of documents obtained through legal discovery in lawsuits against Dow, Monsanto, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, the Air Force, and pulp and paper companies, among others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government doesn't give a damn about individual citizens, and the quality of their health; they are only concerned about the bottom lines of major corporations, which give copious amounts of money to fund political campaigns to get candidates elected, and re-elected.

Those candidates then proceed to protect these corporations from any possible hint of wrong-doing, and make it their business that no harm comes to them, no matter the horrific price paid by individuals who have been severely injured by their products.

Welcome to the Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika; your papers, please!!

Jul 27 09:16

THERE IS SIMPLY NO SCIENTIFIC BACKING FOR TSA'S BEHAVIORAL DETECTION PROGRAM

The Government Accountability Office has taken a run at the TSA's Behavioral Detection program in the past. Its findings were far from complimentary. Specially-trained "Behavior Detection Officers" (BDOs) were basically human coin flips. Deciding whether or not someone was a threat came down to a lot of subjective readings of human behavior, rather than proven principles.

In response to this report, the TSA started trimming back the number of BDOs it deployed, converting about 500 of them back into regular TSA officers. But the TSA still believed there was something to its pseudoscience patchwork, so it's still sending out 2,600 BDOs to covertly stare at travelers' throats and eyes (no, really) until terrorism reveals itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The TSA (read: Travel Suppression Agency) does not exist to get the "bad guys"; time and time again, it has proven incapable of detecting fake bombs or weapons which got aboard planes.

It exists to cow, and humiliate, innocent passengers, whose only "crime" is needing to get from one place to another, with at least some of their dignity in tact.

It is a clever way to employ people incapable of getting a job at a fast-food joint, who love to grope, embarrass, and humiliate people, particularly if they have medical issues, and get paid for it.

Jul 27 09:14

YSU Snowflakes Outraged: Late-Night Chicken Is Homophobic

A petition is demanding that Youngstown State University the Chick-fil-A on campus, saying access to late-night chicken “adds to the negative experience of LGBT students.”

Noting that the Chick-fil-A is “the only place to get food in the evenings,” the Change.org petition complains that while the restaurant chain has apologized for “statements by its founders regarding members of the LGBT community,” the business “is still donating money to anti-LGBT organizations.”

Jul 27 09:09

ARRESTED DNC STAFFER AWAN RETAINS LONG-TIME CLINTON ASSOCIATE FOR LEGAL HELP

After getting arrested Monday night at Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia while attempting to flee the country on a flight to Qatar, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz' IT staffer, according to Conservative Review, has decided to hire a lawyer with longstanding connections to the Clinton family for legal help.

Chris Gowen, a founding partner at Gowen, Rhoades, Winograd and Silva, apparently did a little bit of everything for the Clintons over the course of multiple years including working in the Clinton White House, helping President Bill Clinton write his book, "My Life", and serving on Hillary's 2008 presidential campaign. Per Gowen's bio:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whether Awan will cooperate will hinge on whether he believes that he can be protected by the Federal Government, and not wind up a statistic on the Clinton Dead Bodies List.

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Jul 27 09:04

Nike CEO takes a 71% pay cut after a rough year

CEO Mark Parker is taking a 71% cut this year. He will make $13.9 million, mostly from stock and option awards, according to regulatory filings posted late Tuesday. Parker made $47.6 million in 2016 and was one of the best-paid CEOs in America.

Jul 27 09:04

Florida man robs bank, strips naked, then runs down the street throwing stolen money everywhere.

A naked man running around downtown Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday afternoon was enough on its own to turn heads.
But there was more. According to the FBI, he had robbed a bank and was throwing stolen money to people, making an even bigger spectacle.

Jul 27 09:03

CIA ABILITY TO TROJAN APPLE OS EXPOSED IN LATEST HACKING RELEASE

‘Achilles’ is detailed by WikiLeaks in a statement as producing one or more operators to access an OS X disk image, and execute operations one time. The OS X disk image contains the contents and structure of the device’s storage.

Intel Core 2 Processor and OS X are required on the target's computer for ‘Achilles’ to operate, according to a user guide.

‘Imperial’ is part of a series by the whistleblowers named ‘Vault 7’ which began in March and has seen releases from WikiLeaks on an almost weekly basis.

WikiLeaks claims the leaks, which detail hacking exploits, come from a computer within the CIA, who would not comment on their alleged origin.

Also detailed in ‘Imperial’ is ‘SeaPea’ which targets Apple devices, providing stealth and tool-launching capabilities to the OS X Rootkit. Running on Mac OSX 10.6 and 10.7 it hides files and directories, socket connections and processes, according to WikiLeaks.

Jul 27 09:01

FIRST HUMAN EMBRYOS EDITED IN U.S.

Until now, American scientists have watched with a combination of awe, envy, and some alarm as scientists elsewhere were first to explore the controversial practice. To date, three previous reports of editing human embryos were all published by scientists in China.

Now Mitalipov is believed to have broken new ground both in the number of embryos experimented upon and by demonstrating that it is possible to safely and efficiently correct defective genes that cause inherited diseases.

Although none of the embryos were allowed to develop for more than a few days—and there was never any intention of implanting them into a womb—the experiments are a milestone on what may prove to be an inevitable journey toward the birth of the first genetically modified humans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Playing with DNA, the very building block of life, through the application of CRISPR technology, may well result in unforeseen complications generations later.

Jul 27 08:55

THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IS UNDERMINING US NATIONAL SECURITY

The ongoing problems with the F-35 and other military programs, stemming from virtually unlimited budgets, underline the inefficiency of the American military-industrial complex (MIC). In contrast, Moscow develops armaments capable of counteracting the latest technological advances of the US at minimal cost.

One of a state’s most insidious mechanisms is the inefficiency of the military-industrial sector. When looking at the world's first superpower, this becomes all the more pronounced. Still, the ongoing problems highlighted by the F-35 program and failed missile interceptions by ABM systems are a good demonstration of how inefficiency in the US military sector has risen to worrying levels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This culture of waste, and a complete lack of meritocracy, on such a massive scale, must be dealt with.

For far too long, the US military has put up with equipment which is delivered so late as to be obsolete; does not perform as advertised; and is riddled with massive cost overruns.

President Trump needs to change this; there need to be stringent checks in place to prevent this from continuing, including jailing executives of companies which fail to deliver working, cost-contained, and state-of-the-art weapons for our military.

As draconian as this sounds, it would definitely be a move which would change the culture of this industry forever in this country.

But of course, this will only change when pigs fly; the military industrial complex owns this government, covertly and overtly, and they know it.

This is why the next major war in which the US government and military is involved will most probably be a war it cannot win.

Jul 27 08:51

OBAMAGATE RETURNS: OBAMA TOOK ONE LOOK AT THESE NEWLY DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS AND FAINTED

Obama has had many a cover up during his tenure as President and one of his last ones is coming back to bite him big time. Obama not only did not stop the spying on Americans by the NSA but actually ramped up the surveillance efforts.

Jul 27 08:48

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Found With Active Ingredient From Roundup Weedkiller

Not even Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is safe from Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. Glyphosate the main ingredient in Roundup has been discovered in small amounts to be tainting Ben & Jerry’s ice cream...

Jul 27 08:42

Antidepressants linked to murders and murderous thoughts

Antidepressants have been linked to 28 reports of murder and 32 cases of murderous thoughts, in cases referred to the UK medicines regulator over the past 30 years, a BBC investigation has discovered.

The pills, known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) which includes common drugs like Prozac and Seroxat, are prescribed 40 million times each year in Britain.

But an Freedom of Information request for BBC Panorama discovered that the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency had received 60 reports of murders or murderous thoughts linked to the drugs in the past three decades.

Professor Peter Tyrer, a psychiatrist at Imperial College London, has been assessing the performance of SSRIs since they were first introduced in the 1980s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How in the name of heaven can the statement be made:

"Although the link between murders and antidepressants in cases referred to the MHRA do not mean the drugs caused the events..."?!?

There is obviously a causal relationship between these drugs and what happened to the people who exhibited this behaviour, period, end of discussion.

Of course, the pharmaceutical houses growing fat off the prescriptions of these drugs (and many times, doctors who write these prescriptions get compensated by the drug manufacturers as well) don't want the general public knowing about these horrific side effects; but they need to.

And if you want a resource for a dossier on the negative effects which happened to people on SSRIS, you need go no further than that following website:

WWW.SSRISTORIES.COM

Jul 27 08:41

State Department finds Israel a ‘driver of violence’ – Israel partisans furious, demand Tillerson resign

ZOA President Morton A. Klein and Elizabeth Berney, Esq. issued a “monograph” calling the report “bigoted, biased, anti-Semitic, Israel-hating error-ridden.”
The monograph also condemned what it claimed were “false and exaggerated claims of Israeli ‘settler’ violence against Palestinian Arabs, based on fabrications by the Soros-funded discredited anti-Israel NGO Yesh Din and the UN.”
Note: A must read!

Jul 27 08:40

Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads moving letter to the president from 9-year-old — this is what it says

Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday read a moving letter from a 9-year-old boy named Dylan — who prefers to go by “Pickle” — praising the president and asking him questions about his life and the White House.
Sanders, kicking off her first briefing as the White House Press Secretary, noted that the Trump administration was going to begin doing things differently for the press.

Jul 27 08:39

Neighbor calls police on black kids playing football — and Buffalo cops show up and join their game

One Buffalo cop is being praised because he joined a group of African American teens playing football instead of shooting them.
After a noise nuisance call came in about kids playing ball in the streets, police Officer Patrick McDonald walked from his car immediately asking the kids “Where are we lining up?”

Jul 27 08:32

THE TOXIC FRUIT OF FINANCIALIZATION: RISK IS FOR THOSE AT THE BOTTOM

Those who have pushed the risk down the wealth-power pyramid are confident the Federal Reserve will continue to limit the risks of speculative financialization.

One of the most pernicious consequences of financialization is the shifting of risk from the top of the wealth-power pyramid to the bottom: those who benefit the most from financialization's leveraged, speculative credit bubbles protect themselves from losses while those at the bottom of the pyramid (the bottom 99.5%) face the full fury of financialization's formidable risk.

Longtime correspondent Chad D. and I recently exchanged emails exploring how the higher debt loads and higher interest payments of financialization inhibits people at the bottom of the wealth-power pyramid (i.e. debt-serfs) from taking risks such as starting a small business.

Jul 27 07:53

Woman fired after being caught on video threatening to kill a group of Somali women in a Walmart parking lot.

A white woman from Mapleton, N.D., who was recorded Tuesday, July 25, threatening a group of three Muslim women in the Walmart parking lot on 13th Avenue South, telling them to "go home" and that she would kill them, will lose her job.

Jul 27 07:53

Donald Trump threatens to isolate Alaska after Republican senator votes against Obamacare repeal bill

Donald Trump’s administration has reportedly threatened to isolate Alaska after a senator from the state voted against the President’s health care motion.

Jul 27 07:44

Chef Calls Out Customers Who 'Fake' Food Allergies At Restaurants

Sydney-based chef, Patrick Friesen has had enough with picky eaters, and he’s taken to Instagram to let them know.

Friesen posted an image to his Instagram account of three long receipts from different tables at his restaurant, Queen Chow. Each dish has been altered by dietary restrictions. But merely having an allergy – to gluten or shellfish, as seen in the bulk of the alterations on the receipt – is not what makes this top chef so angry.

Jul 27 07:43

Petition calls for Confederate monument to be replaced by statue of Snooty the manatee

As the community mourns, a petition on Change.org to replace the Confederate monument in front of the Manatee County courthouse garnered more than 1,500 signatures in less than 24 hours.
The man who started the petition has a specific replacement in mind: A statue of Snooty the manatee.

Jul 27 07:41

Police Department Posts Controversial Photo About Giving Money to Panhandlers (3 Pics)

Mahatma Gandhi is quoted as saying, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members,” and this statement rings true today, especially in these United States. With the homeless population remaining an often overlooked segment of our population, it takes a special kind of dick to kick a man while he’s down and shame the people who tried to help him in their own way.

Jul 27 06:15

President Trump: ‘In America We Don’t Worship Government – We Worship God!’

Donald Trump just continues to become even more bold about his faith in Jesus Christ.

Jul 26 14:53

"Russian Investigation" Is Now Closing In On Mrs. Clinton!

Trump’s not alone: Congress digging into DNC-Ukraine connection

Jul 26 14:49

The Military is not a social experiment! --- Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

Just so we are clear...there was a ban on transgenders in the Military up until last year. This policy is a return to sane policy.

Jul 26 14:20

Flight and Fancy - Mark Steyn about the DNC-Wasserman, IT Awan flight

On Monday night Imran Awan, the principal IT aide to former DNC honcho Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was arrested at Dulles Airport attempting to flee the country.

Monday's airport arrest follows the seizure of broken hard drives from the garage of the Awans' former home. The hard drives had been smashed with a hammer. Whether it was the same ceremonial DNC hammer used to smash Hillary's Blackberries has not yet been determined.

What we have here, for the benefit of American reporters who may be unfamiliar with the concept, is an actual news story - an unusual event that's happened in recent times. It thus stands in contrast to, say, speculative fancies about whether or not money-no-object special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding his "Russia investigation" to set the many Hillary donors on his payroll into investigating Trump's sale of some property in Florida in 2008.

Jul 26 13:21

California secession campaign can start gathering signatures

A group that wants California to secede from the United States can start collecting signatures for its ballot initiative.

The state attorney general issued an official ballot measure title and summary Tuesday. The campaign can now start gathering the more than 585,000 signatures it will need to qualify for the 2018 ballot.

The initiative would form a commission to recommend avenues for California to pursue its independence and delete part of the state constitution that says it is an inseparable part of the U.S. The measure would also instruct the governor and California congressional delegation to negotiate more autonomy for the state.

Jul 26 13:20

Kushner Blackmailed? Guccifer400 Demands 52 Bitcoin or He’ll Leak Trump’s Tax Returns

It is unclear as to why Kushner brought up this incident,

Jul 26 13:18

BREAKING: Trump Just Threatened To Fire ANOTHER Cabinet Member If ObamaCare Repeal FAILS

Donald Trump is apparently ready to trim the fat off his administration, startin with his own cabinet. It looks like Jeff Sessions sealed his own fate when he recused himself from the Russia investigation. Now Trump has his laser vision targeting ANOTHER member.

Jul 26 12:42

Sen. Grassley --- Why didn't Obama's DOJ require Blumenthal to register as a Foreign Agent ?

video

Hillary Clinton's adviser Sidney Blumenthal

Jul 26 12:26

FLASHBACK: DWS plain as day threatening the Capitol Police on video

CAUGHT ON TAPE: WASSERMAN SCHULTZ THREATENS POLICE CHIEF FOR INVESTIGATING HER IT STAFF'S CRIMES

Jul 26 11:56

Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syria War?

The six-year-old Syria war is moving to a new stage, perhaps its final. The Syrian regime is consolidating its control over most of the populated centers, while ISIS is losing ground fast – and everywhere.

Concurrently, first steps at a permanent ceasefire are bearing fruit, compared to many failed attempts in the past.

Following a ceasefire agreement between the United States and Russia on July 7 at the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, three provinces in southwestern Syria – bordering Jordan and Israeli-occupied Golan Heights – are now relatively quiet. The agreement is likely to be extended elsewhere.

The Israeli government has made it clear to the US that it is displeased with the agreement, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been leading strong efforts to undermine the ceasefire.

Netanyahu’s worst fears are, perhaps, actualizing: a solution in Syria that would allow for a permanent Iranian and Hezbollah presence in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is not...how Netanyahu feels about the current situation on the ground in Syria; the question is, what will he attempt to do next, to attempt to destroy the cease fire?!?

Jul 26 11:49

Iran Slams Provocation as US Ships Fire on Patrol Boat

Iranian officials were deeply critical today of an incident in which US warships fired “warning shots” at a small Iranian patrol boat that was operating off the coast of Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard called it a “provocation” by US forces.

One of the American ships that fired on the smaller Iranian boat
US Navy officials claimed the Iranian boat didn’t “follow the rules of the road,” and was a collision risk, though they conceded the boat was never less than 150 yards from any US warship in the first place.

This has been a recurring problem, with the US making a point of having a number of warships parked off the Iranian coast, and getting furious every time Iran’s own navy sends ships anywhere near them, even though the Iranian ships are usually in their own territorial water.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the US Navy has been given its marching orders; create a provocation, get the Iranians to react militarily, so that the US has its excuse to open fire against it.

It appears that in this incident, the Iranians were the model of restraint.

Jul 26 11:44

SENATORS PROMISE TO AMEND ISRAEL BOYCOTT BILL AFTER BACKLASH

Cardin said that the ACLU had misinterpreted his legislation, but if it needed to be clarified, he would take the steps to do so. “A lot of the co-sponsors are pretty strongly committed to the freedom of speech,” Cardin said. “We’re certainly sensitive to the issues they raise. If we have to make it clearer, we’ll make it clearer.”

He and the ACLU, he said, disagreed about what the bill would do. “I respect greatly the ACLU. I think that many of their points are just not correct. We don’t want to do anything to infringe freedom of speech,” he said.

One issue of contention is whether criminal penalties such as a 20-year prison sentence would apply to those who violate the law. “I actually read it. Turns out, all of this is wrong,” offered the legal affairs correspondent for the Daily Beast in his hot take on the bill. “The ACLU misread the law.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Cardin, a word, please: if, in fact, passed, this bill will have a chilling effect on free speech in this country regarding Israel.

You, and your colleagues completely understand that, and that is precisely what you collectively want to have happen; that there is no logical criticism of the Israeli government, no matter how much it destroys the human and legal rights of Palestinians in their suppression against them.

I am, for one, very completely disgusted with alleged Congressional representatives who care more for Israel, than for the needs and concerns of those Americans they allegedly represent.

And BTW, sir: how much has AIPAC and your colleagues, overtly and covertly, paid you to craft this Frankenstinian monster of a bill?!?

Jul 26 11:41

Trump Wants Low Interest Rates and a "Not Too Strong" Dollar

He told The Wall Street Journal yesterday:
I do like low interest rates. I mean, you know, I’m not making that a big secret. I think low interest rates are good. I like a dollar that’s not too strong. I mean, I’ve seen strong dollars. And frankly, other than the fact that it sounds good, lots of bad things happen with a strong dollar. He also said he might reappoint Janet Yellen at the Fed, her term expires January 31, 2018 or he may go with another strong dollar hater Gary Cohn.

Jul 26 11:33

ELECTION FRAUD: Broward County, FL --- Voter registration rate of 103 PCT

Broward County, FL the same county which Hillary visited before the election and the same county that was last to report most of their votes in the state of Florida has a voter registration rate of 103%!!!

Jul 26 11:30

Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals

President Trump, searching for a reason to keep the United States in Afghanistan after 16 years of war, has latched on to a prospect that tantalized previous administrations: Afghanistan’s vast mineral wealth, which his advisers and Afghan officials have told him could be profitably extracted by Western companies.

Mr. Trump has discussed the country’s mineral deposits with President Ashraf Ghani, who promoted mining as an economic opportunity in one of their first conversations. Mr. Trump, who is deeply skeptical about sending more American troops to Afghanistan, has suggested that this could be one justification for the United States to stay engaged in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Swell; just another damned (and possibly very specious) reason to stay in Afghanistan, because the Pentagon, State Department, Congress, and the White House, can't think of anything else to do here.

Before President Trump signs off on this, there should be an impartial mineral engineering study of those areas with supposed large mineral wealth, and a very sober, intelligent budget for doing this.

But the most important conversation to be conducted here, concerns a mechanism which insures that a reasonable portion of this wealth actually goes back to the Afghani people, rather than being simply expropriated by US companies, who have no moral right to do this, and may potentially give nothing back.

Of course, that will happen when pigs fly.

Jul 26 11:07

Shocking new evidence could overturn Northern Ireland ruling that became an international blueprint for torture

British forces in Northern Ireland used waterboarding and electric shock treatment on detainees during the 1970s, newly uncovered files show. Witness statements and internal Whitehall correspondence released for the first time last month could have significant implications for international human rights law and British-Irish relations.

One victim of waterboarding in Belfast spoke out publicly about his experience for the first time at following the recovery of his original testimony from 1972, which recounts that he ‘felt like I was drowning or suffocating until I fell on the floor unconscious’

The documents were revealed at an event in London to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June, hosted by Matrix Chambers, along with the Pat Finucane Centre, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) and Amnesty International.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the horrific, inhuman abuses at Abu Ghraib and beyond, had their antecedents.... in what British military did to the Irish during the time of "the troubles".

Jul 26 10:52

Very Fake News CNN--- Cuts Trump tweet about FBI-Swamp-McCabe-Corruption.

Video

"Substance is not important"

Jul 26 10:44

With Washington’s Blessing, Seoul to Mount 1-Ton Warhead on Ballistic Missile

Seeking to increase the chances of taking out North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the event of war, South Korea wants to boost its 500-mile range ballistic missile warhead from 1100 pounds to one ton.

By doubling the warhead size, Seoul asserts that it can mitigate the threat of nuclear attack by the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), and strike underground bunkers where the Pyongyang brass will hide in the event of war, according to the Korea Times.

But to make the dream a reality, Seoul must first get the approval of Washington, as an existing treaty between the allies describing guidelines for the country's missiles prevents the kind of upgrades sought by the South Korean military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

looking at the rapid escalation of North Korea's missile program, I would suspect that permission on this will happen sooner than later, and that it may even happen before this upcoming Security Conference.

Jul 26 10:44

Swedish government might fall due to a data leak.

stems from the Transport Agency's hiring of IBM in 2015 to take over its IT operations.

Jul 26 10:42

Report: Attorney General Sessions to Announce Leak Investigations

anonymous officials saying Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce multiple investigations of criminal leakers within the federal government.

Jul 26 10:40

Street sign warning that police ‘startle easily’ appears at St. Paul intersections

The “Twin Cities Police Easily Startled” sign shows a figure in a police uniform with legs spread and firing a gun in each hand.

The signs were found at Snelling and University avenues and at Oxford Street and University Avenue. Police notified St. Paul Public Works and they removed the signs Sunday afternoon. An identical sign also turned up in Minneapolis.

Addy Free said he snapped a photo of the Snelling and University sign just before noon Sunday on his way home from work and posted it on Facebook. He said he was one of many pedestrians and transit users who took notice.

“The message is too true,” Free said.

Jul 26 10:39

Impossible to Prevent US Weapons Sent to Ukraine From Expanding Conflict

Once the United States ships weapons to Ukraine it will be impossible to prevent them from being used for offensive purposes as well, former CIA officer Phil Giraldi told Sputnik.

The US government is pushing ahead with plans to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine despite concerns in the Department of State that they could be used to escalate violence and increase the risk of conflict with Russia.
"On the ground, tank destroying missile systems would by their very nature be quite usable in an offensive, mobile fashion to neutralize any disadvantage in armor," Giraldi said.

Giraldi observed that the tactical impact of such an arms package had been seriously discussed in US military and government s circles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The shipping of US weapons to Ukraine will almost inevitably lead to war with Russia.

And then, we have this little "gem" of a faux pas, courtesy of President Trump's ambassador to Ukraine in an interview yesterday:

US President Donald Trump's new representative for the Ukraine, Kurt Volker, says Washington is considering giving arms to Kiev. In an astonishingly naive interview, he said he did not believe arming the Ukrainians would be a provocative gesture.

Forgive me, but has this gentleman gone absolutely foaming at the mouth, barking dog mad, to have made this observation?!?

Russia will almost surely see this as an overt act of war against it, and retaliate in kind.

Jul 26 09:45

Search of Linkin Park lead singer’s home turns up no drugs following suicide

Law enforcement officials reportedly told TMZ that no prescription drugs or illegal drugs were found in Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington’s home following his suicide by hanging, although a partly drank bottle of alcohol was found nearby.

Jul 26 09:43

Putin, Iraqi vice-president discuss possible supplies of T-90 tanks

Possible supplies of Russian-made T-90 tanks to Iraq were discussed at today’s talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki, chief of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said on Tuesday.

"This topic was raised, as was the entire current agenda," he told journalists but refused to say whether the meeting has yielded any concrete decision on that matter.

"We have an intergovernmental commission which works under its own plan. I would not comment on any details [concerning tanks supplies], on any nuances about the quantity, etc.," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The performance of Russian military equipment in Syria has been stellar, and people are noticing.

So now, ironically, the US government's regime change in Baghdad is bringing Russia and Iraq closer, both in terms of relationships, and military hardware?!?

Baghdad seeking ‘substantial’ Russian military & political presence in Iraq – vice-president

Call me silly, but I sincerely doubt that this was the outcome President Bush envisioned when the US military invaded Iraq to control its oilfields, and in what currency that oil was sold for!!

Jul 26 09:35

MEDIA REFUSES TO SHOW THIS VIDEO OF BOY SCOUTS CHEERING POTUS TRUMP

The media monsters are actually attempting to spin the speech as a negative, calling it “hyper partisan.” NO, what it was is a president being enthusiastically cheered by thousands who support the current POTUS despite all of the lies and smears being leveled against him 24/7 by the Deep State and its Mainstream Media machine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just the corporate presstitutes and whorespondents, playing at their usual games here.

Jul 26 09:34

TOP US OFFICIALS COVERED UP UN-CAUSED CHOLERA OUTBREAK IN HAITI

A groundbreaking March 2017 report from Slate revealed that newly released emails showed officials at the highest levels of the U.S. government were aware almost immediately that U.N. forces likely played a role in a cholera outbreak which may have killed tens of thousands. Multiple federal agencies, from national security officials to scientists on the front lines, shielded the United Nations from accountability to protect the organization and themselves. Obama’s U.N. ambassadors, Susan Rice and Samantha Power dodged the issue as the administration danced between often contradictory goals of protecting human rights, asserting American dominance, and defending an institution central to its multilateral diplomacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get my head around this: UN peacekeepers in Haiti brought cholera to that beleaguered country, so the UN tried to cover it up?!?!?

Every single UN and US officials who were a part of this should be tried by the International Court in the Hague, and be cooling their heels in jail for a long, long time; of course, we know this will happen only when pigs learn their capacity for flight.

Jul 26 09:27

THE REAL COSTS OF CHEAP SURVEILLANCE

The rise of social credit?

All this could spread very deeply into our lives, raising concerns about invasions of privacy. What if credit bureau ratings incorporated the creditworthiness of an applicant’s friends? Or her educational background, the make of her car or whether she uses all capital letters in her text messages? The U.S. Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has opened an inquiry into the dangers such practices might pose.

Jul 26 09:22

LEADERS OF LIBYA’S STRONGEST FACTIONS SIGN ACCORD IN PARIS

The French President Emmanual Macron has hosted the two most influential leaders in Libya in what is being called an attempt to re-unite the totally fractured failed state that has plagued Libyan politics since 2011 when the revolutionary leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown during a NATO invasion.

In reality, Macron is engaging in a big face-saving exercise on two fronts. Although the NATO war on Libya was largely authored and agitated for by Hillary Clinton, because of Barack Obama’s apparent reticence to associate himself with the kind of aggressive western war against a Muslim majority country that many at the time still associated with George W. Bush, French President Nicholas Sarkozy became the public cheerleader for the disastrous war, complete with a premature ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment in Tripoli along with then British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed, that this can create some degree of stability in Libya, after the absolute fiasco of the Clinton-inspired NATO invasion, which saw to it the Ghaddafi got assassinated.

Jul 26 09:16

THE TWO CHARTS THAT DICTATE THE FUTURE OF THE ECONOMY

The stock market, bond yields and statistical measures of the economy can be gamed, manipulated and massaged by authorities, but the real economy cannot. This is espcially true for the core drivers of the economy, real (adjusted for inflation) household income and real disposable household income, i.e. the real income remaining after debt service (interest and principal), rent, healthcare co-payments and insurance and other essential living expenses.

If you want to predict the future of the U.S. economy, look at real household income. If real income is stagnant or declining, households cannot afford to take on more debt or pay for additional consumption.

The Masters of the Economy have replaced the income lost to inflation and economic stagnation with debt for the past 17 years. They've managed to do so by lowering interest rates (and thus lowering interest payments), enabling households to borrow more (and thus buy more) with the same monthly debt payments.

Jul 26 08:22

Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military

President Trump announced that transgender troops would not be allowed to serve in the military on July 26, reversing the Pentagon's 2016 decision to lift the ban. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)
President Trump said he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, a reversal of the Obama administration decision that would have allowed them to serve, he announced on social media on Wednesday.

Citing the need to focus on victory, Trump said that the military cannot accept the burden of higher medical costs and “disruption” that transgender troops would require.

Jul 26 07:56

Officers kill man with no active warrants in wrong house

Documents show that Southaven officers went to the wrong house to serve a warrant on Monday, which resulted in the shooting death of a man who did not have any active warrants out for his arrest.
A warrant out of Tate County shows Samuel Pearman was wanted for domestic assault. But, when Southaven officers arrived on Surrey Lane to arrest Pearman, they did not show up to the correct house.

Jul 26 07:49

Netanyahu Reveals Details of Israeli Strikes, Bashes Allies in Leaked Recordings

Recordings of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacking the European Union, bashing former US President Barack Obama and admitting to previous Israeli strikes against Iranian-backed groups in the region were leaked Wednesday to the shock of the public and to the dismay of the premier. Netanyahu made all the comments as part of a closed-door meeting ... while the microphone he was wearing remained activated and his words could be heard by journalists ... Speaking about the change in US administration, Netanyahu attacked former President Barack Obama. ''We had a big problem with the United States. It's different now. There's a renewed American presence in the region [Syria and the Middle East at large] and more bombings. That's positive,'' he said, implying that he approved of the new tone set at the White House ...

Jul 26 07:47

TRUMP: END THE SYRIA WAR NOW

The media's claim that the fighting in Syria was due to a spontaneous popular uprising was false. The repressive Assad government was widely unpopular but the uprising was another CIA 'color-style' operation. The object of this operation was to overthrow President Assad and his Shiite-leaning regime, which was supported by Iran, a bogeyman to all the US-backed feudal Arab oil monarchies. Syria was also to be punished because it refused Washington's demands to sever ties with Iran and accept US tutelage ... The result of the western-engendered carnage in Syria was horrendous: at least 475,000 dead, five million Syrian refugees driven into exile in neighboring states (Turkey alone hosts three million), and another six million internally displaced ... The US has no real business in Syria and no strategic interests.

Jul 26 07:43

Are America’s Wars Just and Moral?

The wars in Syria, Libya and Yemen were never authorized by Congress. The civilian dead, wounded and uprooted in Syria, and the malnourished millions in Yemen, represent a moral cost that seems far beyond any proportional moral gain from those conflicts. In which of the countries we have attacked or invaded in this century - Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen - are the people better off than they were before we came? And we wonder why they hate us ... Meanwhile, the Americans, $20 trillion in debt, running $800 billion trade deficits, unable to fix their health care system, reform their tax code, or fund an infrastructure program, prepare to fight new Middle East war.

Jul 26 07:33

U.S. military will no longer “accept or allow” transgender people: Trump on Twitter

After consulting military experts and generals, President Donald Trump tweeted that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Jul 26 07:27

Transgender people 'can't serve' US army

US President Donald Trump says transgender people cannot serve in "any capacity" in the military.

Jul 26 07:25

NO! YOU LIARS!!! THAT IS NOT WHAT HE SAID!

When you no longer have any real credibility, you have even less reason to be honest when you’re desperate.

Jul 26 06:44

CIA and FBI Documents on Investigation Into Kennedy Assassination Are Released

More then 3,800 records related to the assassination of President John F Kennedy have been released today>>>

Jul 25 15:34

U.S. Navy fires warning shots at Iranian patrol boat

Warning shots were fired by a Cyclone-class patrol craft (USS Thunderbolt) when an Iranian patrol boat approached a U.S. Navy guided-missile carrier and closed to a distance of 150 yards.

Jul 25 15:15

The Corporate News Propaganda Is Masking What's Really Going On

The corporate media is pushing their agenda on Russian collusion, the problem there is no facts for evidence for this. The real story is the Clinton email scandal, the DNC server and the crushed hard drives the FBI confiscated from the democrats.

Jul 25 15:10

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Calls Donald Trump A ‘Major Criminal’ That Must Be ‘Eliminated’

Is it proper for a sitting member of Congress to call for the president of the United States to be “eliminated”?

Jul 25 14:58

About Trump's Meeting With Putin At The G20

Includes full text of the official report presented directly thereafter to the Russian Media.

The third issue is cyber security which was understandably given considerable attention. The presidents agreed that this area is becoming ever more dangerous. There are numerous threats emerging in cyber space, including a terrorist threat, threats in other areas of organised crime, such threats to the normal functioning of societies as child pornography, pedophilia, the so-called suicide networks. Of course, President Trump also mentioned that certain circles in the United States keep on spinning the issue of Russia’s interference in the US elections even though they are unable to prove that.

Jul 25 14:34

9-minute video: What can’t people see .01% staged propaganda, including puppet US Presidents from Left and Right hands of one rogue state imperial body?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Truthstream Media’s sharp 9-minute analysis:

The most accurate political label to describe the US is rogue state empire; not limited government as a constitutional republic. This history is hidden with ongoing corporate media disinformation (and here), and “Disneyfied” history taught in public education.

Among dramatic rogue state policies:

Orwellian-illegal and lie-started Wars of Aggression,
Annual killing of millions, and harm to billions of humans,
Bankster looting in the annual trillions,
Assassinations of political enemies, including President Kennedy and Martin King.
I could go on, and do upon exploration of the above links documenting all factual claims as objective and independently verifiable for anyone caring to look.

Demanding arrests as the required and obvious public response

The categories of crime include:

Wars of Aggression (the worst crime a nation can commit).

Jul 25 12:51

Uruguay Tells US Drug War to Take a Hike

Uruguay has fashioned a marijuana legalization program that is smart and graceful, yet does not turn the little South American nation into a tourist Mecca like Amsterdam. Legalization only applies to citizens. It may be the best decriminalization model yet. In the annals of beleaguered US Attorney General Jeff Sessions — whose obsession with weed I wrote about earlier — this amounts to another warning shot from the real world making it clear re-invigorating federal anti-marijuana law enforcement is not workable — unless the plan is to assume an all-out police state mode. Everybody knows the bloodhounds are baying in the woods and getting closer on the scent of Sessions’ Russia problem. In a front-page interview with The New York Times, President Trump makes it clear he’s fed up with Sessions for recusing himself on the Russia investigation. Jeff Sessions may be approaching pariah status in Washington DC.

Jul 25 12:43

Battle Lines Are Being Drawn In Venezuela As The Socialist Nation Inches Toward Civil War - Mac Slavo

You may recall this bizarre incident that occurred last month in Venezuela. A rogue police officer by the name of Oscar Perez, who is also well known in Venezuela for starring in several B-rated action movies, commandeered a helicopter, before dropping grenades on the nation’s Supreme Court building and strafing the Interior Ministry with gunfire. It was without a doubt, the strangest moment to come out of that nation’s ongoing civil unrest.

But this brazen attack isn’t just odd. In fact, it may portend something much more serious that is simmering under the surface of Venezuela’s slow motion social collapse. It’s a sign that Venezuela is very close to erupting into a full-blown civil war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has got to be a particularly terrifying situation for Venezuelan families with kids, who can barely feed them at this point.

Jul 25 12:39

Hero Imams?

More than 60 Islamic leaders and imams -- from France, Belgium, Britain, Tunisia, and of different Islamic faiths -- in a move that may be unprecedented, are touring Europe to denounce Islamic terrorism and to pay homage to the victims of terror in Europe by visiting many of the sites of terror attacks.
The idea seems to have shaken extremists to the core. They have been sending these imams death threats.
It is therefore high time, as mankind faces a crucial turning point, that people will pull together and support any voices of peace such as those of the marching imams, and restrain any hands that would try to sabotage their noble mission.
More than 60 Islamic leaders and imams -- from France, Belgium, Britain, Tunisia, and of different Islamic faiths -- in a move that may be unprecedented, are touring Europe to denounce Islamic terrorism and to pay homage to the victims of terror in Europe by visiting many of the sites of terror attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My hat is off to these guys; as a Christian who tries to work for peace, and hates violence as a way of resolving geopolitical issues, were they to knock on my door, I would invite them in for tea.

We need more people like this, of all faiths, to work for hard-won, ethical negotiations with which to resolve geopolitical differences other than wars and violence.

Jul 25 12:35

"Shrinkflation" - How Food Companies Implement Massive Price Hikes Without You Ever Noticing

Do you ever get the sense that your favorite steak at that Quick Service Restaurant of your choice keeps getting thinner and thinner all while your check size at the end of the night continues getting larger and larger. Well, it is. How else are publicly traded chains going to continue to deliver margin growth to wall street in the midst of rising labor costs, rising commodity costs and shrinking customer traffic?

As a new study in the U.K. just revealed, shrinking portion sizes among food manufacturers is actually way more common than you might think and you probably never even noticed it. In fact, according to data from the Office for National Statistics, over 2,500 consumer products in the U.K. shrunk in size over the past five years despite being sold for the same price.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have noticed it very much at the local markets we patronise; portions are way smaller, but sold for a lot more money than they used to cost!!!

I don't know how families are making it, in terms of buying healthy foods for their kids, with the phenomenal upticks Mike and I have seen with food prices here.

Jul 25 12:28

"Time Is Running Out" - China Is Planning For A Crisis Along North Korean Border

Despite Chinese officials reassurance that "military means shouldn’t be an option," WSJ reports that China has been bolstering defenses along its 880-mile frontier with North Korea and realigning forces in surrounding regions to prepare for a potential crisis across their border, including the possibility of a U.S. military strike.

While all eyes in America are once again distracted by "Russia"-related narratives and the dismal GOP efforts to replace, repeal, re-who-knows-what Obamacare, the threat of North Korea has not gone away... and neither has China's preparations. As President Trump stepped up the rhetoric, pressuring China to do more to 'solve' the North Korean problem, and threatening military action to halt Kim's nuclear weapons program ambitions, it is clear that China has used this crisis to not just prepare for potential problems with North Korea but to reinforce military forces elsewhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder what President Trump's and DC's reaction is going to be to the next North Korean ICBM launch; I frankly don't think their collective reaction will be "Sit down, let's talk".

I am very concerned that their response will ultimately be military; look for some major battle carriers to be heading toward the North Korean peninsula in the not too distant future.

Jul 25 12:23

In Early Tweetstorm, Trump Lashes Out At Sessions For Ignoring "Hillary Crimes"

The feud between Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions started early on Tuesday, when President Trump, in an early tweetstorm lashed out at the attorney general whom he accused of taking a "VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes.”

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Trump tweeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump is 100% correct on this issue!!

Jul 25 12:21

Rexit? Tillerson Reportedly Considering Early Exit Amid Trump Administration Chaos

Perpetual chaos within the Trump administration is apparently starting to take it's toll on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at least according to some anonymous sources, and has prompted rumors that he may depart his post before the end of the year. According to various media outlets, Tillerson has grown frustrated with his lack of autonomy, constant internal policy contradictions and public disputes between the White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, among other things. Per Reuters:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told friends he will be lucky to last a year in his job, according to a friend, while two officials said national security adviser H.R. McMaster was frustrated by what he sees as disorganization and indiscipline on key policy issues inside the White House.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The constantly having to deal with extremely, polarized, opposite views in Trump's own cabinet, has got to be enough to give Tillerson mental whiplash!!

I do kind of feel for the guy, in this respect.

Jul 25 12:17

The Elites Are Privately Warning About A Crash

Many everyday citizens assume powerful global financial elites operate behind closed doors in secret conclaves, like the scene of a Spectre board meeting in the recent James Bond film.

Actually, the opposite is true. Most of what the power elite does is hidden in plain sight in speeches, seminars, webcasts and technical papers. These are readily available from institutional websites and media channels.

It’s true that private meetings occur on the sidelines of Davos, the IMF annual meeting and G-20 summits of the kind just concluded. But the results of even those secret meetings are typically announced or leaked or can be reasonably inferred based on subsequent policy coordination.

What the elites rely on is not secrecy but lack of proficiency by the media.

Jul 25 12:09

52% Say US Would Lie About Foreign Chemical Weapons

A statistically significant poll of the American adult Internet population reveals that 52.4% believe the US government would mislead them "about a foreign government’s use of chemical weapons in order to justify US military action." 45.7% responded that they did not believe the US government would mislead them, while the remainder (1.9%) provided other responses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am utterly flabbergasted that the number was that low, looking at the continuous flurry of lies fed to the American people on a daily basis, then dutifully regurgitated by the presstitute media!!

Jul 25 12:05

North Korea v USA live: Kim Jong-un ‘preparing for V-day missile test’ – latest updates

KIM Jong-un is preparing to launch a second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, a US defence official has said. Here is the latest news and live updates.

North Korea is preparing to launch an ICBM within the next few days, a US defence official has said.

China has deployed troops to patrol its border with North Korea amid concerns about an influx of refugees.

US military officials have warned that war remains a possibility.
6.20 pm: North Korea warns Donald Trump of 'powerful nuclear hammer'

Pyongyang is ram pig up its threats in a bid to dissuade the US from attempting to remove Kim Jong-un from power.

A foreign ministry spokesman, quoted in the state-controlled Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), said: “Should the US dare to show even the slightest sign of attempt to remove our supreme leadership, we will strike a merciless blow at the heart of the US with our powerful nuclear hammer, honed and hardened over time.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The ONLY thing which will work here will be getting all parties to the negotiating table (China, the US, North, South Koreas, and Japan) and to hammer out a peace deal, supplanting the existing armistice, which guarantees North Korea the right to unrestricted, unsanctioned trade, in exchange for North Korea ending its nuclear weapons program.

Of course, THAT... would be logical.

And we already had that statement a couple of days ago from General Dunford, attempting to "groom" the American people for a potential war against North Korea:

A North Korean Military Option is Not Unimaginable

Unfortunately, just because something would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing for the American government and military could do, is utterly no guarantee that they won't do it.

I would hope that President Trump's response, should there be another North Korean missile test soon, will be measured; my gut is telling me, however, that the warmongers among his closest advisors will not let that happen.

Jul 25 11:52

MEXICAN DRUG WAR: 2,234 MURDERS IN JUNE, THE COUNTRY'S DEADLIEST MONTH IN AT LEAST 20 YEARS

Drug war bloodshed in Mexico has spiked to record levels, with more homicides recorded in June than in any month in at least two decades.

Prosecutors opened 2,234 homicide investigations last month, according to government statistics released Friday. That’s an increase of 40% over June of last year and 80% over June of 2015.

Rising demand for heroin in the United States and a bloody power struggle inside one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels have put the country on track to record more killings in 2017 than in any year since the government began releasing crime data in 1997.

The 12,155 homicide cases opened from January to June make 2017 the deadliest first half of a year.

Though violence used to be concentrated in a handful of states, it is now rising nationwide, with 27 of Mexico’s 32 states recording an uptick in homicides compared with last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what happens when you have a narcocracy running the country, meaning that the drug corruption functions at the highest levels of government, and any attempt to squelch its tentacles can mean instant assassinations of both investigative reporters, or ordinary citizens, fed up with that corruption.

We certainly had that here, during the Clinton reign. After all, why in the world would Hillary Clinton allow herself to be photographed with convicted drug felon Jorge Cabreras at a Christmas party, unless they themselves were right at the very center of illegal drug trafficking here in the US?!?

Image: Hillary Clinton posing with convicted drug felon Jorge Cabrera at a Christmas Party

Jul 25 11:42

"We Are Tired Of Being Killed" Venezuelan Opposition Vows Violent Response To Maduro Power Grab

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has made it clear: Nothing short of the invasion threatened by President Donald Trump will stop him from holding a vote on a new constituent assembly that will officially replace the country’s legislature and likely allow the embattled president to rewrite the country’s Constitution, cementing his grip on power.

According to Bloomberg, Maduro has said the vote will be held next week in defiance of threats of US sanctions, and calls by his opponents for a two-day general strike. If approved, the new assembly will replace the country’s previous opposition-controlled assembly, which was annulled by the Maduro-controlled Supreme Court in March.

Once approved, it’s widely believed that Maduro will stock the assembly with political allies who will enable the re-drafting of the country’s constitution, allowing Maduro to consolidate power and officially marginalize anyone who opposes his regime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the Venezuelan economy collapses, there is utterly nothing Maduro can do, except gather what personal funds and belongings he has, and run like hell out of the country.

The Venezuelan people know their history; they understand how a true democracy works; and ultimately will do their best to bring democracy back to Venezuela.

I seriously doubt that the Venezuelan people see a future where Maduro is still the President.

Jul 25 11:38

Israel removing metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site following days of violence and protest

Israel’s security cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors from the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem following days of violent clashes.

They are to be replaced by “smart cameras” to monitor worshipers at the al-Aqsa Mosque, which sits on the site known as Temple Mount by Jews and the Haram al-Sharif by Muslims.

The decision was announced at the end of a meeting of Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet lasting several hours, following a previous round of discussions on Sunday.

A spokesperson said “sophisticated technology” will be used instead of the metal detectors, following local reports that high resolution cameras capable of detecting hidden objects would be the alternative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks as though Tel Aviv MAY have collectively blinked on this issue; but we will have to see how the situation unfolds in the in the next weeks and months.

Jul 25 10:54

Red Cross: Yemen Cholera Deaths Expected to Double by Year’s End

The forecast for Yemen’s cholera epidemic looks grim, as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warns that by the end of 2017 the number of cholera cases will double, reaching 600,000.

President of ICRC Peter Maurer called the massive outbreak "alarming and growing" on Sunday while on a five-day visit to the country. Zee News quoted him saying, "The great tragedy is that this cholera outbreak is a preventable man-made humanitarian catastrophe."

He explained that devastation of Yemen’s health system and infrastructure by the ongoing civil war is directly responsible for the health crisis. Maurer said, "I find this needless suffering absolutely infuriating. The world is sleep-walking into yet more tragedy."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ICRC President Maurer, there is a correction to your perception of how this epidemic got started that you need to understand; it has been the indiscriminate Saudi bombing, enabled by the US military, which has destroyed Yemeni infrastructure; Yemeni ports have been blocked, courtesy of US military-enabled Saudi troops, so no food can get in, leading to malnutrition; and sir, there is, of course, the question of has this cholera epidemic been weaponised, courtesy of a joint Saudi-US scientific collaboration?!?

It gives me no joy, whatsoever, to be a citizen of a country whose government colludes in Saudi Arabian war crimes in Yemen, and yet to be utterly powerless to do anything about it, except to bear Christian witness, and expose, as best I can, what is going on here.

Jul 25 10:54

Fake News: The Scouts Loved The President's Speech-Trump’s political speech to Scouts inspires parental outrage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s fiery speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia has infuriated parents and former scouts.

Standing before thousands of school-aged Scouts, Trump began with a bit of profanity Monday night and then went on to rage for more than half an hour against the media and other perceived political enemies.

Trump was cheered by the crowd, but his comments put an organization that studiously avoids political conflict in an awkward position.

Jul 25 10:36

Rep. Gutierrez: When Democrats Take Majority We're Going To "Eliminate" Trump

Rep. Gutierrez: When Democrats Take Majority We're Going To "Eliminate" Trump

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) ripped President Trump for his immigration policy in a sermon at Chicago's Lincoln United Methodist Church on Saturday. The Democratic Congressman said Trump is the "major criminal" and he will "eliminate" him as president when the Democrats win a majority in the House.

The Lincoln United Methodist Church is a sanctuary church and according to Gutierrez's website, he "spoke to a packed house about the need to defend DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and other forms of legal immigration status that are under attack from Republicans and Donald Trump."

Gutierrez said that while Trump is attempting to criminalize immigrants, the president is the "real criminal." The Congressman said illegal immigrants are not criminals and that history will determine who the true criminals are.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would certainly like to hope that, after this "impressive performance", Representative Gutierrez got a very long visit from the Secret Service, asking him precisely what he meant when he said he was going to "eliminate" President Trump.

By impeachment, for upholding immigration law?!?

And just how, please, with a national debt of over $20 trillion dollars that we know of, just how, pray tell, does the Representative imagine the US is going to absorb the real costs of illegal immigration?!?

As reported at heritage.org in 2013:

The Fiscal Costs of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the US Taxpayer

As reported in investors.com last year:

Sorry: but illegal aliens cost the US plenty

And finally, as reported last year at AMAC:

How much does illegal immigration cost you?!?

The attack-dog populists, championing illegal immigration, as does Representative Gutierrez, generally never have a plan for how to pay for it; yet, all legal citizens in this country pay the price of this economic burden, particularly those who have the good fortune to be employed.

Are there issues, like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals which need to get sorted?!? Absolutely.

But to proclaim that all illegal immigration just has to be accepted and tolerated, in a country that is on the keening edge of financial collapse, is just completely stupid, and a complete betrayal of American values.

Jul 25 10:20

DO YOUR JOB CONGRESS! RNC Takes In A Record Amount Of Donation So Get To Work

The Republican National Committee announced on Thursday that it hauled in a record amount of campaign donations in the month of June.

Jul 25 10:16

NSA Officials and Computer Expert: Forensic Evidence Proves DNC Emails Were LEAKED, Not Hacked

Preface by Washington's Blog: We asked top NSA whistleblower Bill Binney what he thought about a report claiming that the DNC emails were transferred too quickly to have been accessed by a hacker, and could only have been copied by a DNC leaker. This article is his response. Background here and here.

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job?

Executive Summary

Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computers, and then doctored to incriminate Russia.

After examining metadata from the “Guccifer 2.0” July 5, 2016 intrusion into the DNC server, independent cyber investigators have concluded that an insider copied DNC data onto an external storage device, and that “telltale signs” implicating Russia were then inserted.

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Translation: the alleged "Russian hacking" of last November's election never actually happened; it was simply a convenient lie, concocted at the top levels of the DNC, with which the Democrats tried to spin their appalling losses in 2016.

There's no "there" there.

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